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Eur Heart J. 2008 Sep;29(18):2276-315. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehn310. Epub 2008 Aug 30.

Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism: the Task Force for the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

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  • 1Department of Chest Medicine, Institute for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Warsaw, Poland. a.torbicki@igichp.edu.pl

Abstract

Non-thrombotic PE does not represent a distinct clinical syndrome. It may be due to a variety of embolic materials and result in a wide spectrum of clinical presentations, making the diagnosis difficult. With the exception of severe air and fat embolism, the haemodynamic consequences of non-thrombotic emboli are usually mild. Treatment is mostly supportive but may differ according to the type of embolic material and clinical severity.

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